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K7S8X's BIOS P2.30 doesnt start...

When I turn on the PC the start up is blocked at the display of :

AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ (133x12.5 CPUID :0681)

I have tried to clear the BIOS with the jumper clrcmos2 but when I shutdown the pc again later it has the same problem on the restart. the power is on but nothing seems to go on. I have this problem for the first time unexpectedly, the computer restarted by itself.
where is the problem?! a BIOS upgrade is needed or is a kind of virus?
need some help...

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  • asteriksi Nov 02, 2007

    i would be glad to have some help for the flashing. i dont understand why sometimes when i remove the RAM or clear the CMOS the POST runs and sometimes not!!!

  • asteriksi Nov 02, 2007

    sorry eagle338, but the link for the BIOS you gave me doesnt work. ive downloaded another version K7S8X(R3)(2.50).zip which i dont know is correct (R3 is another version i think ?!?!). ive tried to remove the battery too but its the same. i dont know if i can boot from the floppy to have the BIOS upgrade done!
    it can be a conflict with the graphic card (ATI Radeon 7000 64MB) because when it happens to boot normally i can start the windows (XP service pack 2) only in VGA mode.

  • asteriksi Nov 05, 2007

    my problem is how to start the PC cause it stops before running the POST. i have tried removing and putting in back all the parts but nothing :(. i dont know how can i get to the boot menu!!!

  • asteriksi Nov 05, 2007

    i tried to remove the keyboard and the mouse, it runs fine now. it was the mouse, usb with an adapter. with an normal PS/2 mouse now it runs fine. ive installed the video drivers too now. however thanks for the help eagle338!!!

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This is not a fault..What actually happened was the same BIOS was backed up on both of the jumpers..This could happen while upgrading after installing a new graphics card..So its not a problem..You will just need to flash the BIOS..You can find it on your motherboard's support site or let me know and i will get you a link..Also if you need any help flashing it feel free to report back.

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